Catalog Archive
Auction 166, Lot 665

"Iaponia et Terra Eso", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Japan & Korea

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 5.9 inches
19.3 x 15 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

A handsome small map of Japan with Korea as an island. At upper right is a partial coastline of t Lant van Eso (Hokkaido) and Compagnies Landt, a mythical island that was supposedly discovered by Jean de Gama. Adorned with two sailing ships and strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. German text on verso. This map is very rare as it only appeared in the last two editions of Jansson's Atlas Minor in 1648-51.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8450:352B.1; Walter #55.

Condition: A

A nice impression with one tiny rust spot in the image (between Korea and China) and light, scattered foxing confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/14/2018